Past Pages April 10
130 YEARS AGO
A soldier of the late war, a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and a resident of this place, gives us the history of a true patriot. There once was a man named Wm. M. Cooper of Philadelphia that had a large coopering business across from the southbound trains. Thousands of soldiers passed by his establishment without food or coin and Cooper took it upon himself to feed them all as an act of patriotism. Upon his death, his property was to be foreclosed upon. Soldiers that heard of this, are asking for small donations to pay off his widow’s debt of some $11,000. It is expected that all who remember Cooper will participate.
100 YEARS AGO
Word has reached us of the death of H.C. Blanchard. He was taken from his home in Bodie to San Francisco with blood poisoning and was thought to be doing as well as could be expected. The notice of his death came as a surprise today. He was the first cousin of David Harum and many of the quaint sayings of the west were attributed to Blanchard (Will Rogers later used Harum’s sayings).
70 YEARS AGO
Members of the Thursday Afternoon Club met yesterday at the home of Mrs. Bert Spencer. Contract bridge was played during the afternoon with high scores made by Mesdames Charles Kitzmeyer and George Egan. Present were Mesdames Bard S. Berry, Ernest Pohl, Charles Kitzmeyer, L. D. Sullivan, George Egan, John Ross, August Berning Jr., and Edward Shedd.
50 YEARS AGO
A new satellite has been launched that takes pictures of storms over America including hurricanes and tornadoes.
20 YEARS AGO
Arthur Thomas, a 69-year-old retired NDOT worker has hit the Quartermania jackpot for $481,727.
10 YEARS AGO
Bordewich-Bray Elementary School Principal Kirk Kinney and Vice Principal Rick Redican dressed up in waitress uniforms and served popcorn to students after students read 9,600 minutes as part of Nevada Reading Week.
• Trent Dolan is the son of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.
Secret Witness turns 40 this year – and it’s helped solve many of Northern Nevada’s most violent crimes
Secret Witness tips have played a pivotal role in solving some of the most violent crimes the greater Northern Nevada region has seen. To date, Secret Witness has paid out more than $300,000 in rewards to anonymous tipsters. Rewards range from $50 (graffiti/tagging) to $1,500 (armed robbery) to $2,500 (murder).